Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Each volume has special t.-p. only: general title on verso of half-title, and stamped on cover
"The collection is primarily a large ingathering of our most exquisite love lyrics ... However ... many other kinds of poems than lyrics will be found in its pages. Among them, there are political songs, Vauxhall songs, and the like ... Over 400 poets have contributed some 2,000 songs and poems."--Pref., v. 1
I. The Dunbar anthology. 1401-1508.--II. The Surrey and Wyatt anthology, 1509-1547.--III. The Spencer anthology. 1548-1591.--IV. The Shakespeare anthology. 1592-1616.--V. The Jonson anthology. 1617-1637.--VI. The Milton anthology. 1638-1674.--VII. The Dryden anthology. 1675-1700.--VIII. The Pope anthology. 1701-1744.--IX. The Goldsmith anthology. 1745-1774.--The Cowper anthology